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A decrease in the number of neutrophils in the peripheral blood.
Symptoms of Neutropenia
The following features are indicative of Neutropenia:
It is possible that Neutropenia shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Neutropenia
The following are the most common causes of Neutropenia:
chronic idiopathic neutropenia in adults
Other Causes of Neutropenia
The following are the less common causes of Neutropenia:
Risk Factors for Neutropenia
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Neutropenia:
history of multiple cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens
Prevention of Neutropenia
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Neutropenia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
protect skin from direct contact with pet bodily
clean hands frequently
try to avoid crowded places
avoid sharing food with others
eat well cooked meat
Occurrence of Neutropenia
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Neutropenia cases seen each year worldwide:
Rare between 10K - 50K cases
Common Age Group
Neutropenia most commonly occurs in the following age group:
Neutropenia can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Neutropenia
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Neutropenia:
CBC (Complete blood count): Helps in determination of the number of different types of white blood cells in a blood sample
Complications of Neutropenia if untreated
Yes, Neutropenia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Neutropenia is left untreated:
Self-care for Neutropenia
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Neutropenia:
use gloves while gardening
keep household surfaces neat and clean
Time for Treatment of Neutropenia
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Neutropenia to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 1 - 4 weeks
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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